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Now that Im registered ,what other successful steps should I take next ,I am going to purchase the practice exam now ,but should I purchase any books if so from where.I need all the insight that I can get please ,starting to feel alittle lost:uhoh3: with my online adventure. Thank You So Much :redbeathe

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TashaLPN2006RN2012 has 8 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Home Health, Podiatry, Neurology, Case Mgmt.

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congrats for starters for taking that big step!

First, download the FREE exam content guide from Excelsior, Next, take that guide and give yourself "due dates" for each section on there up to when you plan to take your final exam, Then get on ebay, half.com, or any other textbook store and buy the recommended textbooks listed in the content guide for that exam. I bought one or two editions previous as it was WAY cheaper and had the same info! My grades are in my signature as you can see, and i used just the recommended, not even the optional textbooks!

Good luck to you and welcome to the wild ride of EC!

TAsha

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mahoganyrose specializes in LTC,Case Management.

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Hey Tasha ,Thank You for your insight ,its really appreciated :redbeathe. as you said here goes my while ride, I think that I was pace my self for 3-4 weeks of studying , how long did you take on most material for studying( I know we all study , learn and retain information differently but im curious) ;)

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TashaLPN2006RN2012 has 8 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Home Health, Podiatry, Neurology, Case Mgmt.

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the first two exams H&S and A&P i was working a full time job, H&S took me exactly 25 days (i would read on my lunch breaks, and at night for 1hr ever weekday night, and on weekends a total of 3-4hrs over the entire weekend) A&P obviously took me almost 12 wks due to work, and the amount of material, but i also slacked on A&P cause i hated studying it all so honestly it was more like 45days total studying. My other exams i've studied for in under 3 wks, Transitions was 9 days hence the "C" grade, the material was extremely boring and i only really studied the stuff that was more heavily graded on in order to just pass it. Repro took me 2 wks total. Chrono is what i'm working on now and it will be a total of 16 days...BUT i'm no longer working and can study for 2-3 hrs during the day and another 1-2 in the evening plus my weekends when i feel like it so that is why i can move through alot faster. I also signed up for the rnbridgeprogram online which are like video lectures and they have helped me with Trans, Repro, and now Chrono but it's sort of expensive and NOT really needed, i just like it to reinforce what i've read since i'm going throught he material at such a high speed!

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mahoganyrose specializes in LTC,Case Management.

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Thank You So Much Tasha...:redbeathe

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TashaLPN2006RN2012 has 8 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Home Health, Podiatry, Neurology, Case Mgmt.

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no problem good luck!

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